I was supposed to move home today but the dweeb who is the solicitor for the buyer at the bottom of our chain has postponed the move. Why? Because the environmental report for the house he is dealing with states ' high risk of flood'. The house has never flooded in 150 years! New flood defences (Burton on Trent) means it won't flood probably for another 200 years. In fact if it did the whole town would need to be under 12 feet of water. He has referred the report to the mortgage lender...who sent a local surveyor in the first place....to ask their advice. In the meantime the house I'm buying (a new build) will no longer be held for me as we did a special deal for End of year completion. Why can't we complete before end of year? Because even when the mortgage lender says it's OK (which they will) the dweeb is on holiday until 3rd Jan. He's cost me £14K as I negotiated a very special deal.